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THE NSF AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM offers services for the entire automotive supply chain. The Auto Parts Certification Program verifies the quality and performance of a range of auto parts via testing and inspection to
identify high quality parts that are equivalent to OE parts in form, fit and function. Manufacturers of NSF International
certified automotive parts are eligible to pursue additional certification and to use the NSF International sustainability
mark if they meet certain environmental requirements.
Auto Parts Distributor Certification closes the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and repair shops
by addressing the key role distributors play in providing quality parts, ensuring full parts traceability and recall
processes. The Repair Shop Certification Program enables repair shops to demonstrate that an independent, third-
party organization evaluated and certified the capability of their facility, procedures, training and internal processes
to execute higher quality, consistent and safer repairs.
One of the largest U.S. certifiers of aftermarket automotive parts
Thousands of certified aftermarket automotive sheet metal and plastic parts
Globally recognized as one of the premiere registrars of auto manufacturing facilities
One of the top 3 ISO/IATF registrars in the U.S.
Hundreds of auto-focused auditors supporting the program
Thousands of auto clients including OEM and major parts manufacturers
NSF INTERNATIONAL is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the automotive, water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). The NSF mark appears on millions of food, water, consumer and automotive products. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide.
WHAT ARE AFTERMARKET PARTS?
Aftermarket parts are newly manufactured parts for cars and trucks that do not originate from the original car manufacturers dealers. The NSF mark will help you identify high quality
WHY TRUST NSF CERTIFIED PARTS?
Equivalent in form, fit and function to the
Manufacturing facilities go through a
rigorous approval process before parts
Certified parts are test-fitted on vehicles
Ongoing testing of parts and facility
Avenue for feedback
Limited lifetime warranty
Full traceability of parts
Meet all legal requirements
WHAT PARTS DOES NSF CERTIFY?
Exterior lighting parts
Front steel bumpers
Rear step bumpers
Vehicle energy absorbers
Reinforcement bars (rebars)
Vehicle bumper brackets
Exterior sheet metal components
Exterior plastic components
Exterior proximity sensors
consumers Body shops distributors Insurers> Can get quality repairs
for their vehicles using NSF certified replacement parts
> Benefit with lower costs from a competitive marketplace with affordable, high-quality options for repair parts that come with a limited lifetime warranty
> Repair shops benefit because NSF certified parts are fit tested on vehicles to ensure they fit the first time, reducing time spent on repairs
> More vehicles to repair, results in more work for body shops and fewer vehicles being totaled
> Marketplace credibility with insurers and repair shops
> Reduced return rates, resulting in greater efficiency
> Increased use of aftermarket parts leading to more sales
> Can make quality repairs using NSF certified replacement parts
> Using cost-effective alternative parts can reduce the number of vehicles that are totaled based on repair cost
WHOM DOES CERTIFICATION BENEFIT?
NSF certified parts have the quality and price point the
industry is looking for. Techs and shop owners are becoming more accepting of aftermarket
parts, and theyre more confident because they can see the quality.
Cesar Nunez, Sales ManagerC&J Collision Parts & Glass Distributors
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IN-MARKET SURVEILLANCE OF CERTIFIED PARTS
The process does not stop with certification.
Certification is just the beginning of a journey of
continuous improvement and sales of the highest
quality parts on the market. Manufacturers are audited
against the highest standards in the industry on an
unprecedented quarterly basis. In addition, NSF
certified parts are purchased from the U.S. distribution
system and tested at NSFs world-class laboratory on
an ongoing basis. NSF certified parts, systems and
processes are at an all-time high in terms of quality.
BENEFITS OF THE NSF MARK
Around the world, NSF International represents technical excellence in public health and safety, and the NSF mark is
a symbol of this expertise.
The trusted NSF mark can be found on millions of consumer, commercial and industrial products, including bottled
water, dietary supplements, food equipment, home water treatment products, home appliances, plumbing and
faucets, and even pool and spa components. This mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of
the most respected independent certification companies in existence today NSF International.
> After a facility is approved and a part passes all form, fit and performance tests, it receives the NSF mark.
> Marking on parts is required for traceability, which is critical for any part that has poten-tial safety and/or liability implications.
> The NSF mark ensures that it is fully trace-able from the point of final inspection back to the raw materials from which the part is made.
> NSF certified parts are marked with two-part tamper-proof stickers, ensur-ing full trace-ability and guaranteeing that a part is truly NSF certified.
> Decertified parts must be pulled from the shelves and have the marks removed.
NSF is trusted worldwide to protect the safety and reliability of food, water, medical, pharmaceutical and automotive products, as well as other consumer goods. We have certified millions products to date and test over 24,000 products annually.
NSF certified collision repair parts come with a limited
In-plant quality control testing
Manufacturer must have a current ISO or IATF registration and
maintain an in-process quality assurance program
Process for tracking and responding to complaints and returns,
maintaining part traceability
Part-marking system that includes part number, bar code,
manufacturer name, and/or logo and a product recall procedure
After certification, NSF conducts quarterly facility audits to test
that parts manufacturers and products continuously meet the
requirements of the program
NSF Vehicle Test Fit
Vehicle test fit is required for
Fit tested on vehicles to ensure
they fit the first time, reducing time
spent on repairs
NSF Dimensional Testing
All parts are compared to the OE service
parts for dimensional conformance
T H R O U G H O U T T H E S U P P LY C H A I N
NSF Material Testing
Material tests are performed on all parts and
compared to OE service parts based on:
The NSF Automotive Parts Distributor Certification
Program closes the supply chain gap between parts
manufacturers and repair shops by addressing the key
role distributors play in providing quality parts.
The NSF Automotive Repair Shop Certification
Program enables companies to identify shops that
have been evaluated by an independent third-
party organization which certified that their facility,
procedures, training and internal processes are
capable of executing high quality, consistent repairs.
NSF Performance Testing Bumpers and reinforcement bars have an additional requirement for a dynamic functional test. Quasi static pole test determines the peak force a part can carry when mounted at the parts mounting points.
Lamps are tested for illumination per
For more information, visit
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